Konami's upcoming Metal Gear Solid V: The Definitive Experience will not include the long-rumoured "true ending" to the game.
"Mission 51" would have taken place after the game's current final mission, detailing further events in the story of Liquid Snake, Psycho Mantis, and the bizarre goings-on surrounding them.
A video containing concept art, voiceovers, and unfinished cutscenes from the mission appeared on the Blu-Ray accompanying The Phantom Pain's Collector's Edition last year:
When asked about Mission 51's potential inclusion in The Definitive Experience, Konami maintained via Twitter that the content had never been completed.
The studio further explained that the mission was never intended as the "true ending" to the game at all, saying Mission 51 was "additional" to the original plan:
Fans had previously theorised that the mission was a casualty of director Hideo Kojima's somewhat sudden departure from the studio.
The package will, however, include MGSV: Ground Zeroes, MGSV: The Phantom Pain, and the following DLC:
Metal Gear Solid V: The Definitive Experience will release on October 20th for new-gen consoles and PC, and can be pre-ordered from Mighty Ape.